"There is nothing to hide"
All seven members of the Baltimore County Council signed a letter today requesting a legislative audit of no-bid contracts with technology firms. The move comes on the heels of the indictment of former Superintendent Dallas Dance for failing to disclose outside income he earned while working for BCPS. At least one of the firms that paid him received a no-bid contract from BCPS.
Interim Superintendent Verletta White also failed to disclose some outside income. She has since apologized and has not been charged with any crime.
“Although I continue to have the utmost respect and confidence in Mrs. Verletta White’s leadership of the Baltimore County Public Schools as interim Superintendent, we must ensure that the funds we appropriate to the school system are properly spent,” Council Chairman Julian Jones said in a statement.
The Baltimore Sun has a story with additional details, which can be read here.